When to use Rental Car or Bus on property?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Kerri G, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Kerri G

    Kerri G Mouseketeer

    Jan 11, 2008
    Hi! We are thinking to rent a car during our stay. We are staying at the ASMovies. I am sure that sometimes it is quicker to take the bus other times quicker to use the rental cars. Since I am not that familiar with where everything is, I figured I would post our schedule and hope that you guys can help me with when I should use one over the other.

    Day 1 Arrive around 10:30 at Orlando Airport
    I was going to get on ME with DD5 and DD4 while DH secured rental car
    Meet at ASMo
    Go to DHS

    Day 2 Blizzard Beach
    Summerland Mini Golf
    (Maybe back to ASMo)

    Day 3 MK Breakfast at CRT 8:10am
    (Maybe break in afternoon)

    Day 4 Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare
    (Maybe break in afternoon)
    Hoop Dee Doo Revue
    (Maybe back to MK)

    Day 5 Breakfast at Chef Mickeys 9:30am
    Downtown Disney
    Plane departs at Orlando airport at 8 pm

    Part of the reason we are renting a car is not to use ME on the way back. 3 hours sounds a bit much to leave for the airport. I wish they would take our luggage without us!

    Thanks for any advice you can give us!
    28 days and counting!!!!:banana:
  2. CarolA

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    Aug 21, 1999
    They will take your luggage on the return without you. It's actually a different service.

    Now that said... MCO is a nightmare on random days for unknown reasons. Don't cut it too close. I have been sitting at my gate more then once watching the "sprint" to the gate (and no amount of crying will get that plane back LOL!)

    As for your plans. My rule is anytime I am going to MK I take the bus, otherwise drivings probably faster.
  3. Devil_Dog99

    Devil_Dog99 DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2006
    DW and I always take the bus to the parks (she will not take a tram if she doesnt have to :rotfl: ) and sometimes DTD. Other wise we drive.

    As for your plans, Day 1 - Take the bus. You have been traveling and you wont have to worry about finding your car in the lot when you leave.

    Day 2 - Either. Depends on when you leave Blizzard Beach, although I do believe you will have to go to your resort to transfer to Epcot.

    Day 3 - Bus

    Day 4 - Bus to MK (monorail to GF for breakfast) but you should drive to FW for Hoop. Word of caution - allow for extra time. You will be parking 'up front' of the campgrounds and the revue is 'down back'. You will be boarding a bus that makes several stops so allow for extra time. Not knowing this almost cost DW and I our carriage ride last December. Conceivably you could take a bus/boat from MK to FW but after the revue you will have to again transfer back at either a park or DTD. Considering you will probably have two tired l'il ones by that time of day, getting them to the car may be the wise choice.

    Day 5 - Car.

    Have fun!!!

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